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nanometre

(ˈnænəʊˌmiːtə) or

nanometer

n
(Units) one thousand-millionth of a metre. Symbol: nm
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Noun1.nanometre - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
A, angstrom, angstrom unit - a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
micrometer, micron - a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
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Translations
nanométer

nanometre

[ˈnænəʊˌmiːtəʳ] Nnanómetro m
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